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if you can send the vin I can look up the emissions package the car originally came with
thank you give me a few minutes to look up the option list
OK the ENGINE SIZE IS 2.4 the emissions code is EDZ which is a California emissions package, co the replacement catalytic converter must meet California emissions standards, there was only 1 auto trans available and that was the 41TE 4 speed automatic.
if your mechanic must have the emissions label which shows this information it must be ordered via a Chrysler dealer with the vin.
I can provide a copy of the build sheet on your car if you want it will show all options the vehicle came with.
without me physically inspecting your car I can only give a general estimate, ASSUMING the remaining exhaust system is in excellent shape and can be saved, the California cat converter will run AROUND 600.00 for the part expect another 50.00 for miscellaneous things like gaskets and clamps plus any hardware needed, also roughly 100.00 each for the needed o2 sensors, these are screwed into the exhaust and give the car vital information for emissions and fuel control, while not 100% needed every time I am in new England and we have to deal with salt and rust, these sensors should last 100,000 miles or 10 years and you are very likely at that mark, labor should be 1.5 hours, I distrust chain muffler shops for this work since they use only the cheapest parts to make the bill lower but in the long run you end up paying far more since these parts rarely last as long as the better quality ones and you end up paying multiple times for a repair, in your state of California (that's where the information on your car said the LAST owner resided and where the car was shipped and registered) you should have quite a few shops that can help you if your regular mechanic feels this is out of their area, so I would call around a few and get a few written estimates with guarantee and time line so you can compare, just be aware the lowest is rarely the best, ***** ***** an estimate that lists clamps hardware and gaskets as well as the part plus any labor.